Growing together: New PICU built around family-centred care

Michelle Bisaillon was critically ill at age 14 with complications from acute myeloid leukemia. She spent four weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit...

Staff practice their response to emergencies and disasters

We all know that disaster can strike at any time. A raging fire in a nearby neighbourhood, a plane crash at an airport, or...

Peel Regional Paramedic Services to participate in two new prehospital research trials

Peel Regional Paramedic Services (PRPS), a recognized leader in prehospital research, will started two new randomized controlled trials in July 2012: the ROC ALPS...

Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the...

Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver

All eyes were on downtown Vancouver on the night of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. It had been 17 years since the Vancouver Canucks...

Ontarians give overall emergency care an A grade

A first time mom wakes up to her seven month-old coughing in her crib. It is a barking cough that sounds painful and is...

BC Ambulance Service part of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium North American Study

A young woman lays unconscious on the roadside following a highway accident. A player clutches his chest and falls to the ice during an...

New role improves patient flow in emergency department

An innovative approach to patient care at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is helping to move ambulatory patients more quickly through the emergency department...

The forgotten patients: What happens to intensive care unit survivors five years after discharge?

A unique and richly detailed long-term study of survivors of severe #critical illness requiring intensive care found that even those who were previously healthy,...

The trouble with trauma in emergency services

Many emergency service and health-care workers who serve the public are routinely exposed to the #trauma of their patients and clients. These workers include...

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